Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds: 'Mack's fine'
There's already been one coaching change at Texas this season, but according to the school's athletic department, Mack Brown has nothing to worry about.
After Texas replaced defensive coordinator Manny Diaz with Greg Robinson following a loss to BYU, it was only natural that people began to wonder what it might mean for the future of Mack Brown in Austin. Hell, we've already tried to figure out what would happen next if Texas did fire Brown.
But according to Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds, we won't be finding out any time soon.
"Mack's fine," Dodds told the
And while some may see this as another in a long line of athletic directors giving their coach a vote of confidence before firing them, I'm not so sure that this is the case in this instance.
I know that Saturday's loss to BYU is the freshest in everybody's mind, but it's important to remember that Texas has gone 23-17 in the last four seasons following a run that saw the Longhorns go 101-16 and win a national title between 2001 and 2009.
Brown's seat has been considered warm by some since that 5-7 season in 2010, and DeLoss Dodds has delivered his fair share of votes of confidence because of it. And Mack is still there.
While things could certainly change should the Longhorns continue to struggle this season, I don't believe Dodds is just paying lip service this time either.
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